Elk Falls Provincial Park Trails
Quinsam River Trail:
Length: approximately 1 km. This trail starts from the playground area in the campground and follows the Quinsam River upstream and outside of the park to the Quinsam Salmon Hatchery. The hatchery is located approximately 2 km from the campground. This is an easy, fairly flat trail.
Beaver Pond / Kingfisher Trail:
Length: approximately 1 km This trail parallels wetlands and leads from the campground back toward the Campbell River and Hwy 28. Visitors can spot beavers and marsh birds along this trail. On the other side of Hwy 28 this trail connects with the Canyon View Trail and a fish ladder viewpoint. Use caution crossing this busy highway. Downstream from the fish ladder will lead you back to the campground; head upstream to follow the Canyon View Trail and Millennium Trail.
Canyon View Trail:
This trail can be accessed directly across Hwy 28 from the Quinsam Campground or by parking at the John Hart Hydro Station, approx 1.5 km further up Hwy 28 from the campground. This trail includes an impressive bridge crossing near the exit of the Campbell River from a narrow canyon. The Canyon View Trail can be a circuit by crossing this bridge and following the trail downstream on the north side of the river through salmon spawning channels and river viewpoints. This circuit is approximately 4 km. This is a popular walking/jogging trail. The Millennium Trail can be accessed off the Canyon View Trail just upstream from the John Hart hydro station at the junction of the Canyon View pedestrian bridge.
The Millennium Trail:
Length: 2.4 km. This new trail can be accessed from the Elk Falls viewpoint day-use parking lot and runs between Elk Falls and the Canyon View Trail. This trail parallels the Campbell River along the canyon route, offering excellent views of the waterfall and the mature forest, containing some old-growth Douglas fir. This trail links with the Canyon View Trail just upstream from the John Hart hydro station at the junction of the Canyon View pedestrian bridge.